Famous as :Singer, songwriter
Birth Name :Elena Jane Goulding
Birth Date :December 30, 1986
Birth Place :Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Claim to fame :Debut album "Lights" (2010)
Elena Jane Goulding a.k.a. Ellie Goulding was born December 30, 1986 in Lyonshall, a small town near Hereford. She was the second of four children from Arthur and Tracey Goulding who separated when she was only five. Tracey would later remarry to a lorry driver. Ellie began writing music and learning how to play guitar at the age of 14. She was also very involved in her school's theater, leading her to take drama course, politics course and English course at the University of Kent.